Our Core Purpose Vision

To be New Zealand’s premier Arts Trail and community promoting Taranaki Arts and experience.


  • Create a vibrant and dynamic Taranaki region as an Arts and Creative hub, through the showcase of the talents and diversity of both emerging and established Taranaki artists.
  • Grow the contribution of art to the economic success of the region.
  • The establishment of a strong annual event aimed at attracting people from outside the region will build the capacity of the artist and related businesses ensuring financial sustainability.
  • Develop positive working relationships with art related organisations and interested businesses within Taranaki to enhance the development of art tourism in the region.

Event’s Mission

  • To provide the public with the opportunity to interact with the artist in the artist’s studio/workshop.

About us

  • Incorporated Society
  • Not GST Registered
  • Opportunity to Support Patrons – Individuals and Charitable Trusts
  • Sponsors – Accommodations, Eat and Drink Hospitality Providers, Businesses supporting the Arts.


Coordinator | Consultant
Email: [email protected]


The Taranaki Arts Trail Committee are all 100% voluntary and consists of:

Sue Kelly

Sue Christian

Supported by:
John Porter

Michelle Phelan

Fundraising Coordinator 
Tetsu Gardner

Gabrielle Fawkner
Rebecca Beyer
Simon Raine
Phil Taylor

We meet monthly to maintain our Strategic Business Plan, annual plan and budget.